Wayne Simmonds: Man

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Here's an excerpt, courtesy of the Flyers, of Wayne Simmonds speaking to reporters today:

Q: Wayne, do you expect that, after what you saw yesterday, that this is the kind of playoff series you guys are going to get with them [Pittsburgh]?

“Yeah, definitely. It’s fun hockey, it’s like old school hockey. You come to the rink, you battle everyday, you know there’s going to be fights, you know you’re gonna get hit and you know you’re going to have to hit back and that’s the type of hockey that we like to play. So I think that suits our team well.”

Q: Were you going into yesterday’s game saying ‘I don’t want to get in a fight’ and then all of a sudden you’re fighting on of the toughest guys in the league…what’s going through your mind there?

“Obviously it wasn’t ideal for me to fight in that situation but, Danny took a solid hit there and obviously I’m going to go to my player’s defense, that’s the type of player I am. It doesn’t matter if I have stitches in my eyes, I have to go in there and stand up for my teammate.” 

Q: Is it a real toll on you, whether or not to keep wearing a visor?

“Yeah, this year is my first year without a visor and I’ve taken a few shots to the face but…obviously it’s something I’ll keep mulling over but, I don’t know. I like it without the visor but then again, I want to have my eyes after I’m done playing hockey.”


Who needs eyes?!?

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  • 3 Finger Lenny April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Simmonds has that mad dawg in him.
    -g@y tweet by my man Hunter

  • Nick T April 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    these are the type of articles that make you truly respect this blog/site.

  • Ze Bob April 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    For the boys

  • Leon Black April 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    like Hunter, Simmonds is 1 tough mother f*cker

  • Beez Nutz April 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Hunter Pence is getting gayer with ever tweet.
    Good thing he can hit
    Beez Nutz

  • Adam April 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Mike Richards WHO?????

  • Kyle's smarter cerebral hemisphere April 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Simmonds is now loved in a city that couldn’t figure out if they even liked Carts and Richards. That’s what happens when you play all out with every inch of your heart.

  • TCR April 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    He’s not very good.

  • CB April 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    He’s got 27 goals and pounds people’s faces in. What do you want TCR?

  • ED BEGLEY April 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Simmonds is the black Tim Kerr n front of that net battling, love em!!! He’s a tough mofo, loved that interview with the gash!!

  • Loki April 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    TCR doesnt watch hockey. He just talks out of his ass.
    Simmonds was the best part of both trades.

  • T-bone April 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Tcr is a racist

  • Nicky Nick April 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Simmonds is my G. A straight up homie. A real baller. I’d like to gets to know this cat for a minute. Holla at me Wayne. You damn good in dat honkey sport.

  • Rob House April 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm


  • Jay Grace April 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Simmonds is the black Ric Toccett

  • Skippy April 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Wayne Simmonds is the black Wayne Simmonds…he’s all beast mode

  • Mark Casey- Casey's Sports Stop April 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Would not shock me 1 bit if the pens fans throw a bananna peel

  • Stevie Janowski April 3, 2012 at 6:21 am

    He is fucking awesome, fuck that little baby Mike Richards

  • Shi 'ar April 4, 2012 at 4:28 am

    that trade was the best thing that happened to us. Who woulda thought? Our defensemen r fuk’n slow as shyt tho

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